C. Finley's 'SAME BED, DIFFERENT DREAMS'

SAME BED, DIFFERENT DREAMS

by C. Finley

October 15th - November 4th, 2016

At La MaMa Galleria

47 Great Jones Street, NYC

 

La MaMa Galleria presents Same Bed, Different Dreams, an exhibition of new paintings by New York and Rome-based artist C. Finley. The exhibition features large scale paintings in dialogue with the universal nature of dreaming, and with the human desire to understand and order the meaning of dreams. Check out some of our favorite works from the show below, as well as some photos from the opening by photographer David Phelps, accompanied by highlights from the press release.

 

C. Finley La MaMa Galleria Great Jones Street NYC David Phelps Same Bed Different Dreams

 

C. Finley is known for her elaborate geometric paintings, skillful use of color and her activism through street art. Previous projects include the 2014 Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman, and Wallpapered Dumpsters which has been featured in the New York Times, La Repubblica, the Huffington Post, NYLON Magazine, Dazed, and Women’s Wear Daily.

 

C. Finley La MaMa Galleria Great Jones Street NYC Same Bed Different Dreams David Phelps Judson Harmon

C. Finley La MaMa Galleria Same Bed Different Dreams Great Jones Street NYC

 

Each canvas is proportional to a mattress set — single, full, queen, or king with corresponding pillows — and responds to the progression of the zodiac, using the elements of each sign to guide the composition. On their multicolored surfaces, various systems of symbols converge and are woven together, echoing the seemingly esoteric and illusory montage of our dreams.

 

C. Finley La MaMa Galleria Great Jones Street NYC Same Bed Different Dreams David Phelps Pisces

C. Finley La MaMa Galleria Great Jones Street NYC Same Bed Different Dreams

 

Shifted vertically onto the wall, the shape of each canvas-bed becomes a supernatural portal to the mystical visions embodied in dreams. Each night we fall asleep, setting out on similar journeys, crossing thresholds and inhabiting distinct worlds, as numerous and unique as we are. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” These vibrant works by C. Finley explore the exquisite nature of dreams, guiding us from the realm of sleep into a collective, ecstatic awakening.

 

C. Finley La MaMa Galleria Great Jones Street NYC Same Bed Different Dreams Photo, David Phelps

C. Finley La MaMa Galleria Great Jones Street NYC Same Bed, Different Dreams Pisces

 

Read more about C. Finley on her website.

Follow the artist, @iamfinley, and the gallery @lamamagalleria, on Instagram.

Event Photos: David Phelps (@dmpphoto) for ODD. New York

Images of works courtesy of C. Finley.